Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

William M. Groseclose, Jr

William Marion Groseclose, Jr, died December 9, 2017 at Ben Atchley Veterans’ Home. Bill (Grossie, Marion) was born in New Market, TN January 15, 1924. Parents, William Marion Groseclose, Sr. and Mamie Spencer Groseclose; sister, Ruth Groseclose Goans; and beloved baby brother, Dean, preceded him in death. His much-loved brother-in-law, Colonel Donald Hatcher passed away [Read more…]

W. Herrell Akers

Wofford Herrell Akers, age 83 of Knoxville, passed away on December 7, 2017 at 7:14am. Herrell was retired from Y-12. He was preceded in death by parents “Red” and Louise Akers; sisters, Jenece and Sue; brother, Paul; children, Jerry Akers and Nancy Freels. Herrell is survived by wife Barbara Winters; son, David Akers; step-children, Wendy [Read more…]

Ralph E. Garrett, Jr.

Ralph “Neko” Ernest Garrett,Jr., age 46 of Strawberry Plains, TN, passed away on December 1, 2017.  Neko was an artist in heart and soul and enjoyed crafting thoughtful works in a variety of mediums.  He will always be remembered for his creativity, wit, and wisdom.  Through these things he touched countless lives and warmed many [Read more…]

Minnie J. Bowman

Minnie Jane Bowman, born Oct 31, 1934 in Marion NC, recently passed on to her next adventure. Minnie received her BA from Baylor University and her masters from Memphis University in classical rhetoric.  She continuously taught others whether in the classroom as an elementary school teacher, an instructor at University of Tennessee and Pellisippi State, [Read more…]

Fred R. Cross

Fred R. “Red” Cross, age 75, of Knoxville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 4, 2017 with his loving wife of 55 years by his side. Fred was of Baptist faith. He retired from KUB after 38 years as an Overhead Lineman. Fred was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He [Read more…]

Savannah M. Dusharm

Savannah Marie Dusharm, infant daughter of Tyler Dusharm and Brooke Black, gained her angel wings on November 28, 2017 at two days old. She was already so loved and will be deeply missed by her parents as well as her grandparents and other extended family. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Dusharm [Read more…]

Mary Lou Orth

Mary Lou Orth, age 62, passed away November 30, 2017. Born and resided in St. Petersburg, Florida for 56 years before moving to Knoxville to be with family. Mary graduated in 1972 from St. Petersburg Senior High. She worked as a lab technician for Suncoast Medical Center of St. Petersburg and was a member of [Read more…]

Jimmie B. Harper

Jimmie “Red” Blair Harper made his journey from this life to eternity on Wednesday, November29, 2017. Jim, a veteran who loved his country, returned to Knoxville when he got out of the army and married Shirley Harper, with whom he happily shared the next 58 years. Jim worked at AJ Metler for many decades to [Read more…]

Christopher A. Webb

Christopher Adam Webb born on September 10, 1979 passed away at his home on November 28, 2017. Catholic by faith, Chris loved God and had a very close relationship with Jesus. Chris was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Christa “Julie” Murphy; grandfather, John Patrick Murphy; and father, Michael Stewart Webb. Chris is survived by [Read more…]

Freddie T. Travis

Freddie T. Travis, 78, of Knoxville, passed away on November 22, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and enjoyed a career as a highly skilled carpenter and construction superintendent. His passion was spending time on Norris Lake where he built a house and always welcomed family and friends. Preceded in [Read more…]

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